Marani Kondoli Sami 2016,Marani,

Marani Kondoli Sami 2016

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Marani Kondoli Sami 2016

Selected blocks of Saperavi, Alexandreuli and Merlot of Kondoli vineyards have been green harvested during the first days of véraison (August) in order to artificially reduce the grape yield down to 7 tons per hectare and thus increase the overall quality and concentration of remaining fruit. All three (three means Sami in Georgian) grapes Alexandreuli, Saperavi and Merlot were hand harvested in small boxes, hand sorted in our winery and then gently de-stemmed and crushed for farther fermentation, which took place in open lid 225 l barriques fermented. During the whole process of fermentation cap management was performed only by hand punching, thus overall mechanical impact on grape skins has been minimized and ensured soft extraction of tannin and coloring elements. After the 20 day long maceration, wine was transferred to closed oak barriques for malolactic fermentation and aging for 12 month. Coarse filtration complemented by bottling and farther maturation in our cellar before the release.

Saperavi and Alexandreuli are autochthonous georgian grape varieties, united with Merlot.In selected blocks of the Kondoli Vineyard grapes are harvested green in early august at the bottom of the vines. As a result, the yield is reduced to less than 7 t / ha. This leads to the improvement of the quality and concentration of the remaining fruits. At the end of september, the ripe grapes are then hand-picked in small boxes and sorted by hand at the winery.The 20-day fermentation takes place in open 225 liter oak barrels. Then the wine is bottled in closed oak barrels for 12 months, then coarse filtration before bottling. Ruby color. Saperavi - with full body and intense black fruits, Alexandreuli - lighter color and texture, full of strawberry and sweet vanilla notes and Merlot - with its concentrated, ripe fruit taste form a complex composition, dominated by red berries and cherries, spicy with some mint and roasted oak flavor. Benefits when stored for 5-6 more years.

Saperavi, with its deep red colour, intense black fruit juice aromas and big body, Alexandreali – lighter colour and texture full of strawberry and sweet vanilla notes and Merlot with its concentrated ripe fruit aromas at mid-palate and touch of green grass at the end compose a perfectly balanced wine with bright crimson and brick rim at the edge.Complex and rich nose is dominated by red berries and cherry, with some mint, spiciness and toasted oak notes.